TWO home stylists are combating the uncertainty around Brexit by backing British business. Tracy Head and Sarah Nelson run Vintage Barn Interiors in Shiplake and try to source their products as locally as possible. They say that if shoppers across the UK did the same then independent retailers and artisans would thrive and communities divided by politics could be reunited. Their business offers an interior styling service and the women can source furniture and give advice on everything from paint colours to curtains and soft furnishings. They also supply bespoke reclaimed wood tables made in Henley with timber sourced in the UK. Mrs Head, 49, of Reading Road, Shiplake, has been an interior designer and stylist for more than 10 years, having previously worked in banking. She has renovated several properties, including two previous homes in Derby Road and Grosvenor Road, Caversham. She is married to Steve, a marketing … [Read more...] about Interior designers trying to brush off Brexit effect
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Interior designer Michel Smith Boyd knows a thing or two about beauty. The star of Buying it Blind, set in Atlanta, on Bravo TV, is one of the top black interior designers in the country. His love of architecture and tailored details pays off each week as he work with people in decorating their dream homes. In an interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE, he discusses his hit reality show; home buying for millennials; and the art of mentorship. BE: Describe the premise of Buying It Blind and how were you approached to participate in this reality show. Michel Smith Boyd: A team of experts, including myself, a contractor and a realtor, meet real life couples who are desperately trying to purchase a house — and all of that is dependent on budget, school district, and other factor — and have decided to enlist us to find a property. As a team, we are present in each space as we initially meet with each and every client. I became involved in this project because I was approached by a … [Read more...] about Black Interior Designer Creates Beautiful Spaces in “Buying It Blind” on Bravo TV
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Health | Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying. Supported by matter The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders. ByCarl Zimmer Jan. 28, 2019 In 2014 John Cryan, a professor at University College Cork in Ireland, attended a meeting in California about Alzheimer’s disease. He wasn’t an expert on dementia. Instead, he studied the microbiome, the trillions of microbes inside the healthy human body. Dr. Cryan and other scientists were beginning to find hints that these microbes could influence the brain and behavior. Perhaps, he told the scientific gathering, the microbiome has a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The idea was not well … [Read more...] about Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.
By R.A. Schuetz Published 7:00 am CST, Friday, January 18, 2019 Angel Lozano talks with designer Laurie Coton, right, and her client Pat Dames along with Denise Calls, far left, at Lozano Upholstery in Houston, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 in Houston. Angel Lozano talks with designer Laurie Coton, right, and her client Pat Dames along with Denise Calls, far left, at Lozano Upholstery in Houston, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 in Houston. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Angel Lozano talks with designer Laurie Coton, right, and her client Pat Dames along with Denise Calls, far left, at Lozano Upholstery in Houston, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 in Houston. Angel … [Read more...] about Business blends expertise in interior design and real estate
The biggest thing happening this weekend is the Eagles versus Saints game on Sunday. Eyes will be glued to the TV beginning at 4:40 p.m. (Find Eagles coverage here). Before then, though, there's plenty to keep you occupied.This weekend is the beginning of Restaurant Week, and the end of Philly Loves Bowie Week. Plus, the Philly Home Show is in town, there's a comedy show at Yards Brewing Co. and the Franklin Institute has a deal for those affected by the partial government shutdown.Saturday and Sunday, federal employees can visit the science museum for free, and can bring up to three guests. Just make sure to show your government ID to take advantage of the deal.Bonus: The Academy of Natural Sciences, located nearby, is offering pay-what-you-wish admission to federal workers until the end of the month, or until the government re-opens. The Museum of the American Revolution in Old City is also offering free admission to federal workers during the remainder of the shutdown.Have you made … [Read more...] about Things to do Jan. 11-13: Restaurant Week, Philly Home Show and more